Take Action for Ahmad Sa’adat and Hunger Striking Palestinian
Over 1600 Palestinian prisoners are currently engaged in a steadfast
and open-ended hunger strike launched on April 17 – Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Ahmad Sa’adat, Palestinian national leader and General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, is among these prisoners, once again taking up the “Battle of the Empty Stomachs” to demand justice and dignity.
Palestinian hunger strikers are demanding an end to isolation and solitary confinement; an end to administrative detention; access to family visits for all prisoners, including those from Gaza; and access to education and media. Sa’adat has been held in isolation for over three years, since March 2009.
Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike have demanded international
solidarity. Take action today to stand for freedom, dignity and justice for Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian Prisoners! See below for actions you can take.
In a breaking news report, Palestinian political prisoners from the
PFLPhave rejected an occupation offer to end Sa’adat’s isolation if
they would break the hunger strike. They refused – the hunger strike includes prisoners from all Palestinian factions, united in their demands.
A new letter from Ahmad Sa’adat – to his family, the Palestinian and Arab people and the world – was released this week, smuggled from his isolation cell. *It calls for support for the hunger strike on Palestinian, Arab and international levels: *
The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat is re-circulating the following action calls from the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity
Network, and encourage all to take action to support the brave prisoners once more putting their bodies on the line for their freedom and the freedom of Palestine:
*TAKE ACTION! *
*1. **Sign a letter demanding the Israeli state implement all of the
demands of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners. Tell the Israeli Prison Services that the world is watching!
*2. Join a protest or demonstration for Palestinian prisoners. *Organizing an event, action or forum on Palestinian prisoners on your city or campus? Contact us and we will post the event widely, or if you need suggestions, materials or speakers for your event, please contact email@example.com.*
*3. Contact your government officials and demand an end to international silence and complicity with the repression of Palestinian political prisoners.* In Canada, Call the office of John Baird, Foreign Minister, and demand an end to Canadian support for Israel and justice for Palestinian prisoners, at : 613-990-7720; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the US, call the office of Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1.202.647.7209). Demand that Jeffrey Feltman bring this issue urgently to his counterparts in Israel.
*4. Write to the International Committee of the Red Cross* and demand they uphold their duties to protect the rights of Palestinian political prisoners. Click here to sign a one-minute
letter and make your voice heard!
Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat: http://www.freeahmadsaadat.org